Dr. John Wilmes


Dr. John Wilmes has been part of the West Side Dental family since 2007. After practicing for a large dental group in Oregon, he and his family moved to Decorah and has been practicing here ever since.

Dr. Wilmes received his dental education from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry where he graduated with honors for oral medicine in 2006. Dr. Wilmes maintains his certification as a CEREC® doctor (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) and is also a provider for SureSmile® clear orthodontic aligners. In addition to providing care to his patients at West Side Dental, Dr. Wilmes is an active learner who is extensively involved in Continuing Education. He is an active member of Spear Education (a multi-specialty study club in Rochester, MN) and also holds a fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry and is currently pursuing his masters in the AGD.

Dr. Wilmes maintains the following memberships and associations:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Dubuque District Dental Association
  • C·DOCS Mentorship
  • Spear Education Membership
  • Iowa Dental Association
  • Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Decorah Community Scholarship Board of Trustees
  • Decorah Self Supporting Municipal District Board of Directors

Dr. Wilmes and his wife, Jamie, have 3 children, Norah, Alex, and Holden. As an avid cyclist, golfer and fisherman, you can find him during the warmer months on the river teaching his kids to waterski, playing double bogey golf at Silver Springs Golf Course, or biking on the Trout Run Trail.

Dr. Wilmes enjoys seeing patients of all ages and is solely focused on providing his patients with the most comprehensive dental care to achieve optimum oral health.